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Definition of "bowsed" [bowsed]

  • Simple past tense and past participle of bowse. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "bowsed" in a sentence
  • ""In a moment," Eric said, "the wheelbarrow got bowsed over, when I managed, worse luck, to fall underneath; and then, finding I couldn't get up again, I hailed you, brother.""
  • ""Hurrah, up with her now, altogether!" came the next cry; and then, the anchor was bowsed up to the cathead to the lively chorus that rang through the ship, the men walking away with the fall as if it had no weight attached to it."
  • "The bight of a rope was made into a running knot and hove round the body of the animal; when, the men hauling away with a will at the other end of the line, which was passed through a snatch-block hung in the rigging, the captive was soon bowsed up to the mizzen chains."